Biology degree

A biology degree opens many career options!

A bachelor's degree in biology from The University of Findlay is excellent preparation for a career in the following areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Research - using the latest scientific tools
  • Health care - public health, physician, dentist
  • Environmental - management and conservation
  • Education - teaching in high school or at a university
  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic science
  • Business and industry
  • Science writing and communication

Biology Alumni Success

"Dr. Gwynne Rife was super instrumental in my career. She secured the opportunity for UF students to visit the Baja Mexico area, where UF was the first U.S. university to perform research, in conjunction with the university in Mexico, on the world’s largest living mammal, the blue whale."
-- Tonya Kieffer '02, Wildlife Recreation Specialist/Biologist at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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Ecology and Environmental Studies

UF owns a 46-acre living laboratory! The Rieck Center for Habitat Studies showcases diverse habitats, including:  woodlands, flood plain and prairie.  A bird observation room with feeding station and butterfly/hummingbird gardesn are also featured.
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Molecular Biology

Unique laboratories focus on molecular techniques, including gel electrophoresis, PCR and protein chromatography.  Students can collaborate with faculty on independent research projects.
 

Mycology Lab

Students at The University of Findlay have the opportunity to work in a mycology lab filled with the entire mycological library of world-renowned mycologist, Dr. Emory G. Simmons, thanks to his generous donation. The branch of microbiology that deals with fungi, mycology, is infinitely more interesting than collecting and growing mushrooms. Varieties of fungi are being used in the treatment of cancer, to filter wastewater, and, yes, in gourmet cooking.
 

Bioinformatics

The University of Findlay has partnered with The University of Toledo to offer a degree option that integrates biology, computer science and mathematics. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in bioinformatics in just 5 years! Learn more.


Pre-Medicine

UF pre-med graduates are more than two times as likely to be accepted into medical school compared to the national average. Learn more.